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Rainfall

The Fitzroy Region experiences a typical sub-tropical climate with humid, wet summers and mild, dry winters. Average yearly rainfall in the catchment ranges from 1,700 mm in north-eastern parts to less than 600 mm in south-western areas; however, totals can be highly variable due to climatic drivers such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). Long-term rainfall and stream flow reconstructions (1600–2000) correlate well with ENSO records, indicating a long-term climatic cycle of extended dry and wet conditions.

Select the different tabs from the list on the left to see the annual rainfall for your area.

Hover over the map below to view the recent rainfall trend (2010 to 2015 calendar years) for your area.

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